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Why You Need to See the Documentary Film "The Uncondemned"

"The Uncondemned" will have its world premiere at the United Nations on October 19, followed by a theatrical release starting October 21.

"The Uncondemned" is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime. In 1997, the young men and women at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda found themselves inexplicably in charge of the first case of genocide in history.

Filmmakers Michele Mitchell and Nick Louvel, along with Human Rights Watch Senior Counsel Sara Darehshori, and law professor Lisa Pruitt, stopped by AOL's New York City headquarters on Tuesday for a BUILD Series interview. Watch the full discussion in the video player above as they uncover the remarkable events that unfolded in Rwanda in 1997 that changed the course of international judicial history.

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Photo Credit: Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for Hamptons International Film Festival